Over the years, Sports Leisure travelers have asked for a Mediterranean cruise aboard a luxury cruise ship. We are pleased to partner with Oceania Cruises for such a vacation aboard the Riviera. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, the Riviera offers an impeccable level of personalized service with a country club casual ambiance. This ship which carries 1250 passengers (and an 800 member crew) offers unique epicurean and travel experiences with multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharges. Intimate spaces throughout the ship provide relaxing escapes; and specially designed shore excursions highlight the culture, history and arts of this fascinating region.
A newer ship (launched in 2012, and refurbished in 2015), the Riviera includes Inside, Ocean View and Veranda Staterooms. All the cabins include minibars, full-sized bathtubs and flat-screened televisions. A variety of suites are also available with 24-hour butler service.
The 10-day cruise includes iconic Mediterranean ports of call with shore excursions offered to highlight the culture and natural beauty of each stop. While shore excursions are not included in the package price, this particular departure does include an on-board credit which may be used for shore packages, on-board services such as the Canyon Ranch Spa, or on-board shopping.
Upon arrival in Monte Carlo, a city tour acquaints you to the sights and sounds of this famous city. Overnight and enjoy another day on the French Riviera before boarding your floating home for the next 10 nights. Visit the Renaissance city of Florence or Pisa; travel through the Tuscan countryside to San Gimignano with medieval towers. In Rome, revel in the timeless monuments, from the ancient Roman Forum to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica. Amalfi, Taormina, Valletta,Alicante and Valencia offer opportunities to bask in the sun, marvel at buildings seeming to stand suspended on the cliffs, and partake in the ancient history of this spectacular area. Palma de Mallorca is a beautiful island rich with the magnificent Seo Cathedral and amazing natural wonders. In Barcelona, disembark from the ship early in the morning, allowing for a full day of touring before spending your final night in the Mediterranean. Enchanted by the beauty and romance of the Mediterranean, it is time to board your return flight, leaving the azure seas and ancient buildings to your memory.
This package includes the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director, door-to-door service, roundtrip airfare to Nice/from Barcelona, two additional nights’ lodging (1– Monte Carlo; 1 – Barcelona), local touring in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.